Refugees

THERE’S NO DELIGHT IN TURKEY THESE DAYS… (…thanks to a misdirected American strategy for the region) The latest suicide bombing attack at Turkey’s Istanbul airport (apparently an ISIS inspired one with a Chechen twist) is yet another blow against one

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RESOLVING THE SYRIAN SITUATION (with some perspectives on how best to salvage something from it) After nearly five years of civil conflict during which several hundred thousand have been killed, millions displaced as refugees, and the rise of extremism in

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ARE WE NOW PIMPING FOR PUTIN’S PUTAISSMO IN SYRIA… (… just because we really don’t want to be more involved than we are already?) By openly increasing Russia’s presence in the Syrian civil war, Putin has made an opportunistic whore’s

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TODAY’S SEA PEOPLES… (…a replay of an ancient story…in reverse) Some three thousand years ago or so the entire Middle East was shaken up and left in chaos, much as it is today. The cause, back then, seems to have

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ANOTHER DIPLOMATIC EQUIVALENT OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (…   while trying to make out as a hot date in…Switzerland) The international community finally decided that the situation in Syria has become too dangerous to ignore any longer; and, despite its own conflicting

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TO AID OR NOT TO AID… (it’s a problematic situation which just won’t go away) The international community, especially the Western members of it, is in a quandary about what to do about the Syrian situation. To aid or not

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